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How to Make Whipped Cream

Learn how to Make Whipped Cream perfectly every time for all of your baking desserts including my two ingredient No Machine Homemade Ice Cream!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Whipping cream seems like a little bit of a no brainer right? Put cream in a bowl and whip with a whisk until it is thick.

However, it seems to be one thing that the Bold Baking Community struggles with and for good reason. In every country, cream is different. It comes in different forms and is called different things.

There is whipping cream, single cream, heavy cream and so on. It is a bit over whelming to be honest and you want to make use you buy the right cream because it is an expensive ingredients and you don’t want to mess it up.

Do you have trouble making my No Machine Ice Cream? I hear a lot that when trying to whip cream for my ice cream that it over whips. The only way to stop this from happening is to teach you what you need to look for as you are whipping. By knowing just by looking at the cream is a skill you can easily learn. Watch the video below where I show you where to stop and how not to over whip cream.

Here are a few countries where I know which cream works best for whipping: 

  • UK: Whipping Cream
  • Netherlands: Slagroom
  • Philippines: Whipped cream or heavy cream

How to Whip Cream Successfully:

1. Use cold cream – Cream has to be cold to whip. If it is not cold from the fridge it is very hard to get it to whip to stiff peaks.

2. Chill your bowl – If you live in a particularly warm or humid climate, chill your bowl in the fridge. This will help the cream to stay cold while whipping.

3. Under whip rather than over whip – If you are making my 2 Ingredient No Machine Ice Cream  and are worried if you have whipped it too much, then stop whipping. It’s better to under whip then over whip. Over whipping cream can separate and make butter.

4. Keep a close eye – Never walk away from a machine while cream is whipping or you will make butter. Once it eventually starts to thicken it will thicken quite fast.

5. Watch my How To Video – This will show you what you should be looking for when whipping cream and also when you should stop whipping.

Do you know how many things you can make homemade like Condensed MilkDIY All Natural Food Coloring and Rolled Fondant to name a few. You can find all of my Bold Baking Basics here.

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Anirudh
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Anirudh
1 year ago

Hey Gemma, I’m a big fan of your recipes and channel. I’m from India and since finding heavy cream is so hard here, I wanted you to add a personal discovery of mine to the country recommendations. I’ve used Milky Mist Cream for all recipes that need heavy/whipping cream eg. Marscapone, Homemade ice cream etc. Please add it and recommend it for all Indians.

Sharon
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Sharon
3 months ago

Hi Gemma, can you also tell us how to make a heavy whipped cream out of nestle cream, is it possible? As heavy whipped cream is not available on most of the stores.

Tristha
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Tristha
5 months ago

Hi again Gemma.
So, can I use non-dairy whipping creams for making whipped cream ? Will it whip well?
Will always be waiting for your reply. 😃
Thanks again.

Bushra
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Bushra
3 months ago

For UAE pls tell which cream will be best

Claire0511
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Claire0511
10 days ago

Hi Gemma can you give me a recipe for Chantilly cream please.

Newbie
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29 days ago

Can i store whipped cream in fridge? If yes then for how long?

Pat
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Pat
1 month ago

Hi Gemma, really appreciate all the basic lessons, I made buttermilk after watching your video. I am from Singapore and My mum really have diffciulty with whipped cream. We read that it is not good to buy whipping cream that is UHT. but the two brands regularly sold here is one: President which is 35% and it clearly states UHT. Arla, produced in Denmark, 36% also UHT. the weather is indeed humid and warm. Any suggestions how to succeed everytime. thank you

sonia ijaz
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sonia ijaz
1 month ago

Hope u r fine ….Where you have mentioned measurements mam ? I have seen many videos but there is nothing mentioned.please guide me. Cz baking without measurements is fail.

Shweta
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Shweta
1 month ago

Hi Gemma, I want to make mango cake with whipped cream frosting .
I am planning to use your vanilla cake recipe as a base and this recipe as a Frosting.
I just want to check that can I add mango puree to this Whipped cream to give it flavor and colours ?
Can I decorate my cake little bit with this frosting or I need buttercream frosting for that .
Thank you 😊

Belle Moldenhauer
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Belle Moldenhauer
1 month ago

So good. I added 2 TBSP powder sugar.

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